A young friend of mine, Emma, recently gave birth to baby # 3, a sweet looking little girl, Phoebe. Emma provided my first experience with Stampin’ Up! I’ve made so many friends and had so many great experiences because of Stampin’ Up! I am forever grateful to her. So, her new baby calls for a special card. It’s been ages since I’ve made a joy fold card and I thought a new baby was a perfect reason for a joyful joy fold card!

Better Together stamp set, joy fold card, Everyday Label Punch, Petal Burst embossing folder, Stampin, Up!, diannescards.com, #GDP137

I confess, it’s not a color combination I might have thought of, but I love it! This week, the Global Design Project has a color challenge and that was the color inspiration for me. Click on the image below to go on onver to their site to see lots of beautiful projects inspired by this color combination.

 

Design Notes for Joy Fold Card:

A joy fold card is not hard. However, it takes a bit of thought and planning. The basic cuts are pretty straightforward but there are lots of sides that need either a layer of card stock, or Designer Paper or minimally, some stamping. I love the soon to be retired, Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper and had a bit of the Lemon Lime Twist left to use. I like the combination of Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist but felt I had to be carefully that the Melon Mambo didn’t overwhelm the other two colors. Since I was using the Lemon Lime Designer Paper that had a lot of white in it, it was especially important to give it some prominence and not let it be overwhelmed by the Melon Mambo. I think it worked out o.k.

I brought in some touches of Melon Mambo with the flowers. First, I stamped, then colored with Stampin’ Write Markers and then fussy cut. For the flower on the inside, I stamped right on the card stock. I have some extras that I cut out. Perhaps I’ll put one on the envelope.

Better Together stamp set, joy fold card, Everyday Label Punch, Petal Burst embossing folder, Stampin, Up!, diannescards.com, #GDP137

 

Supply List for Joy Fold Card:

Tonight I will be having another post go out. I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights. I hope you will look at my blog tonight or tomorrow and then go to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card.

Thanks,

Dianne

P.S. Earlier today, Stampin’ Up! released a list of retired items that are now on sale. Here’s the list.AC-OCC Retired Disc-US